What to see at Cinéma Moderne in August

Nick Broomfield’s doc on Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ilhen — the subject of ‘So Long, Marianne’ — puts the artist-muse relationship under the microscope

Cinéma Moderne will present a program that interweaves new releases, curiosities, classics and special events. In August, moviegoers will discover in exclusivity the documentary Push, by Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, denouncing the soaring real estate around the world, as well as Light of My Life, a drama by Casey Affleck, in which a father and his daughter are trapped in the woods.

Tel Aviv on Fire by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi will also be presented this month. Arrested by an Israeli policeman, a Palestinian trainee claims to be the screenwriter of a successful Arab series to be released. The documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love directed by Nick Broomfield, which depicts the love story between musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen, will also open at Cinéma Moderne.

Cinéma Moderne will once again present its original series Les Petits Modernes (Le Petit Gruffalo and Le rat scélérat), cELLEuloid (Sweetie by Jane Campion) and M les maudits (Dark Crystal by Jim Henson and Frank Oz)


Push by Fredrik Gertten

Light of My Life by Casey Affleck

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love by Nick Broomfield

Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi




Le Petit Gruffalo *3-years-old and older

  • United Kingdom, Germany / 2012 / In its original French version / 27 min

Le rat scélérat *3-years-old and older

  • United Kingdom / 2018 / In its original French version / 42 min


Police Story by Jackie Chan *Restored 4K version

cELLEuloid (formerly DeuXX)

Sweetie by Jane Campion


Dark Crystal by Jim Henson and Frank Oz

  • United Kingdom, United States / 1982 / In its original English version with French subtitles / 93 min
  • Starting August 30


  • C’est ça l’amour by Claire Burger
  • Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee
  • Dogman by Matteo Garrone
  • Genèse by Philippe Lesage
  • La femme de mon frère by Monia Chokri
  • Le chant de la mer by Tomm Moore
  • La chouette, entre veille et sommeil by A. Demuynck, F. Standaert, C. Robach, P. Hecquet, S. Guénolé
  • Les sept dernières paroles by J.A. Arango, S. Deraspe, S. Goyette, K. Lemieux, A. Lorrain, C. Monnet and K. Nabatian
  • Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston
  • Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu
  • The Beach Bum by Harmony Korine
  • They Live by John Carpenter
  • Une vie en hauteur by Claire Denis

For more information about screenings and the schedule, visit cinemamoderne.com

— CINÉMA MODERNE, 5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montreal

— AB

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